“It Is What It Is”- No Longer a Perfectionist

I’m not exactly sure when it happened, when I realized that I could not do it all. Trying to be Super Woman, working 40-50 hours a week, while taking care of two kids who participated multiple sports, and caring for an aging Mother ended up paying a toll on me.  Many of you can probably relate to my frustration.  Are you a perfectionist?  It is the lifestyle many of us have tried to adapt to. Some more successfully than others.  I have declared that I am no longer a perfectionist and “It Is What It Is”!

Having a designer mentality which tends to lead me down the path of perfectionism, didn’t help with easing the feeling of being overwhelmed. I felt my home was a reflection of me and needed to be perfect along with my perfect children and perfect life….not.  It may have been perceived as that to others but in all reality, I was driving myself crazy.

Why do some of us feel we have to be perfect?

Is it something that was learned in childhood? My parents were not perfect by all means. They didn’t go to the extremes that I had with doing so much for my children and creating that make-believe perfect world to others. So why did I feel it necessary to do so? Is this sounding familiar? 

“It Is What It Is”

And now, now that my children are grown and in college and I am middle aged, life has changed to some degree. Or maybe I just got tired of trying to be perfect.  My new and improved motto is now, “it is what it is”.  Yes, it rolls off my tongue very easily, “it is what it is”.

Organizing is still a passion of mine but it doesn’t have to be “perfect”, at least not for me .  I was thrilled to run across the book, “Organized ENOUGH” by Amanda Sullivan. organized enough by Amanda Sullivan  It was like I was given permission to not be perfect any more. Thank you Amanda! Don’t get me wrong, I am still an organizing guru. And I still get a high off completing a project. But my OCD days are done and saying, “it is what is”, it feels really good! But, when I have a client who wants perfect when we are helping them organize I can immediately revert to my perfectionist days, temporarily.

After a lot of research I have found a company that offers great organizing products. So, no matter what kind of organizing you are into, being “perfect” or “organized ENOUGH”, Clever Container has great solutions .  You can reach their catalog of products at Align It All . And if you need assistance and direction with organizing ,  Align It All can help. Please give us a call to discuss your organizing needs 734-417-3824.


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